Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Hair Update

This is rather late, but a lot was going on.

This is what my hair looked like last month:

A little bit less than a month after these photos were taken, I went in for my much-loathed bi-annual haircut, which I faithfully get every six months despite my strong desire to let my hair continue growing unchecked. After seeing what a year with no trims looks like, however, and having to have four inches of dead ends removed as a result, I'm willing to allow for some maintenance cutting.

It usually takes a few weeks to a month for my hair to reach about the same length it was before I went to the hair cuttery, but the crazy thing is that it actually feels longer in February than it did in January.

It's just gotten crazy long lately.

Last Saturday I had to cover a fraternity event for Student Newspaper. A friend from Student Media proved a lifesaver when he stepped in to lend me a suit after I was notified at the last minute of the function's dress code, but with a giant binder in my hand, a very long blonde ponytail falling down my jacket's back, and, thanks to a scheduling mistake, no seat at the banquet, I stood out.

"How long did it take you to grow that?" one of the fraternity brothers asked.

I thought about it.

"Wow, actually more than three years now," I answered. "A while."

What's really wild is that it's about the same length now as when I cut it in 2006, which means that within the next few months it will get longer than I've ever had it.

Crazy times.


naturgesetz said...

It really does look longer in the "after" than in the "before." It must have something to do with the position of your shoulders as you raise the camera. Or else your hair is having a growth spurt.

Also nice to hear how well things are going in the dorm and to hear of your unscheduled vacation at home.

Jason, as himself said...

You are the only one I know who is more obsessed with his hair than my husband.

And I mean that only in the most complimentary of ways.

g said...

Your hair is longer than mine has ever been!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Is there a plan for when this project is done? When it gets to your waist? the floor?

secret agent woman said...

When my older son was 13 his hair was bout that long and he played in a community band concert (everyone else was adult). He had to wear a suit and he decided he looked like a lawyer. I thought, "yeah, one of those common lawyers-with-ponytails."

Zaedah said...

Congrats on the gorgeous follicles! Throughout my school days, the tips of my hair reached my tush (which isn't saying much since I'm practically a midget... oops, I mean little person). But it kept getting caught in the knobs that hold school chairs together.

Whatever you do, avoid school chairs!

Madame DeFarge said...

It looks remarkably neat. Don't you ever have the urge to chop it all off in one go? I know that I did when my hair was that long.

Jeannie said...

Your hair is longer than mine has ever been but not for want of trying. I'm just a short haired mutt. It simply stops growing before it gets your length.
I'm really jealous.